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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson to sit rest of preseason    Thu Aug 25, 05:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the final two preseason games. Peterson made the decision himself and said it's in his best interest to rest until Week 1 of the regular season against the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: Peterson usually doesn't play in the preseason, so it's no big deal. Expect him to get around 300 carries this year as the centerpiece of the Vikings offense.

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  Vikings | Big workload for Adrian Peterson    Tue Aug 16, 04:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could see 20 carries per game in 2016, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

Footballguys view: Peterson was the only RB in the league last year to eclipse 300 carries. He finished last year with 327 carries, and Peterson could approach that number this season. Fantasy owners know that Peterson is a RB1 with the upside to finish as the league's leading rusher.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson to see preseason work?    Tue Aug 16, 12:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson may see his first preseason touches since 2011, provided he wants to play, according to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. Peterson played in a 2013 preseason game but did not handle the ball.

Footballguys view: Peterson doesn't need any preseason reps. It would be a shock to see him get much if any work in the preseason. The Vikings are likely to use Peterson as much as possible in what might be his last season with the team.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson will practice    Wed Aug 3, 01:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) will participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: This is a great sign that Peterson's hamstring injury wasn't a big deal and as long as he practices without incident for the rest of camp, we shouldn't worry too much about his ability to hold up this year.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson does walk-through    Mon Aug 1, 09:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Aug. 1, but he was able to participate in the team's walk-through in the morning. RB Jerick McKinnon has been seeing extra reps with Peterson on the sidelines, but he also left with an undisclosed ailment Monday.

Footballguys view: Matt Asiata and even UDFA Jhurell Pressley could get a lot more first-team work if both remain out. Peterson getting closer to practicing is good, but we'll still take note of a hamstring injury this early in the season calendar for a back over 30.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson has hamstring injury    Sat Jul 30, 07:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) was limited in practice Saturday, July 30, due to a hamstring injury. 'Working out, like the week before (camp), he pulled the hammy a little bit,' Zimmer said. 'He can do things, he just can't turn it all the way loose. So we're just being careful with him.'

Footballguys view: It's going to be an interesting season for Peterson and the Vikings. This could very well be his last year with the team, so do they use him up? Fantasy owners trust Peterson as a top-5 fantasy RB, and he's still a first-round pick. The Vikings are wise to be cautious with their superstar back as he deals with this hamstring injury. Make sure to monitor his recovery during camp.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson recovering from minor injury    Fri Jul 29, 08:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (undisclosed) was held out of selected team drills Friday, July 29, because he is recovering from an undisclosed offseason injury, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. However, he performed the conditioning test and participated in running light sprints from sideline to sideline before eventually receiving a handful of carries near the end of team drills.

Footballguys view: Hopefully this is as minor as the Vikings are making it sound. They have characterized it as a "tweak". We always have to be more cautious with running backs over 30, even those that play at a Hall of Fame level. Jerick McKinnon could be an important player this year if Peterson breaks down, and he did in 2013 by the end of the season.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson set to walk?    Tue Jul 26, 02:26 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is likely in his final year with the Vikings as his salary hikes to $18 million in 2017, and QB Teddy Bridgewater is due for a large salary increase, according to beat writer Charley Walters.

Footballguys view: We could see this as Peterson's final year with the Vikings, but he's still got plenty left in the tank. The Vikings should ride the veteran back as much as possible in 2016, but they could transition to more of a Bridgewater/passing heavy offense for the future. Peterson may not get 327 carries like he did last year, but getting around 300 sounds about right. He's still a top-5 fantasy RB in 2016.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon seeks help for fumbling    Thu Jul 21, 11:53 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon worked with Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson this offseason to help fix his fumbling issues.

Footballguys view: Getting help is good, but having a fumbling problem that requires help is not. Gordon didn't come close to living up to the hype in his rookie year and he's coming off of microfracture surgery. His best hope for fantasy relevance is an improved offensive line and the Chargers turning into a winning team that can manufacture run-friendly game scripts. Chances are Danny Woodhead will be the most valuable Chargers fantasy running back again this year.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson has to adapt to shotgun    Thu Jul 21, 10:41 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will be part of a more shotgun-centric offense this season, and he struggled to run out of the gun early last year. The team shifted its offense to run more plays under center afterwards. Peterson vowed to become a better receiver this offseason.

Footballguys view: At 31 it's unlikely that Peterson will become great receiving the ball or blocking on pass downs, but the effort is admirable. We did hear this last season as well, though but as Vensel points out, they had to move out of the shotgun because Peterson couldn't handle it and was visibly unhappy. Peterson is an easy RB1 in fantasy anyway, so receiving the ball is gravy. We're not counting on it happening much more than usual though.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson above and beyond    Tue Jul 12, 11:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is working out in Houston at a training facility he helped to open. He is going through grueling workouts, trying to put his various training disciplines - hill sprints, weight lifting, agility drills, core work, pool training, boxing and MMA sparring - in one place. Peterson also runs 10 40-yard dashes, with 30 seconds' rest in between each. The slowest of them should be no worse than 4.49 to 4.55 seconds.

Footballguys view: Peterson should once again be the centerpiece of the Vikings offense, and fantasy owners know that he's set to be a top-5 fantasy RB in 2016. At age 31, Peterson is showing no signs of slowing down. He was the only RB in the league with over 300 carries last year, and we think Peterson will get a similarly sized workload this year. His current ADP is RB4 (1.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson not worried about age    Tue Jun 21, 06:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson thinks his body can hold up as long as he wants to play in the NFL, but he doesn't know how much longer he wants to go through the rigors of the NFL. 'Training camp, going through the grind, OTAs and all that, that will definitely be the deciding factor,' Peterson said. 'Physically, I'll be good. It's just mentally, like with OTAs, I'm out there practicing, I'm going, I'm putting in work. But it's so repetitive that it's more suited toward the young guys and getting them into the system. It gets kind of boring.'

Footballguys view: Age is just a number when it comes to a player like Peterson. He's been able to show almost superhuman ability on the field--and when recovering from major injuries. Peterson is around 6,500 yards short of the all-time rushing record held by Hall of Fame RB Emmitt Smith. It wouldn't be outrageous to see him come close to that number over the next five years or so. Peterson may still have plenty left in the tank.

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  Vikings | More receiving for Adrian Peterson?    Tue May 31, 08:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be more involved in the passing game this season, particularly in shotgun formation, according to ESPN.com's Ben Goessling. Peterson said he'd like to improve as a pass-catcher and has been working in that area this offseason.

Footballguys view: It's not like Peterson is a bad receiver. He had 30 catches last year and a career high of 43 catches from back in 2009. No matter his receiving numbers, Peterson is still a top-5 fantasy RB and a player most will be considering near the top of every fantasy draft in 2016.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson may play in preseason    Fri May 6, 05:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he may receive some work during the preseason. 'I feel like getting out there and playing a little bit,' Peterson said. 'It's something that once that time comes around, I'll have a better feel for, like, 'Hey, I need to get out there just to kind of get the legs moving and get the pads (on) a little bit.' I can tell you, though, I'm definitely more itching towards playing a little more in the preseason than I have the past seven, eight years.' Peterson has not received a carry in any of the last four preseasons.

Footballguys view: Peterson is still a solid RB1, but his lack of big involvement in the passing game limits his upside. He'll still be a late first or early second pick in most drafts. It's good to see him chomping at the bit.

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  NFL | Ezekiel Elliott draws big comparison    Thu Mar 31, 05:29 PM

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott was compared to Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson by an anonymous AFC running backs coach. 'It was hard to find weaknesses for Adrian coming out and it's hard to find weaknesses for Elliott,' the coach said. 'I don't usually believe in taking running backs in the first round, but Elliott is one of those guys you make an exception for just like Adrian Peterson.'

Footballguys view: Elliott is a great running back and it's not the first set of high praise for him this draft season. Of course, this is no guarantee that anyone will take him high, as the running back position has been devalued even if Todd Gurley was a high pick last season. A three-down running back who can do everything, Elliott can walk in and carry a full load immediately. While he may not go in the top ten, he should go in the first round.

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  Vikings | Ground game hurting Teddy Bridgewater?    Sat Feb 27, 12:18 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater's development has been slowed because the offense heavily features RB Adrian Peterson, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer added that he believes Bridgewater can take charge if needed, and the offense just needs time to mold together to use the strengths of both players.

Footballguys view: We agree with Zimmer here, and we share his confidence about Bridgewater's ability as a passer. Now it's up to the coaching staff to craft an offense that is balanced and effectively brings out the best in the young quarterback.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's role won't be reduced    Thu Feb 25, 12:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's role won't be reduced this year at age 31, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: This is disappointing if you are looking forward to seeing what Teddy Bridgewater could do with an offense centered on him. As long as Peterson is the engine for the offense, any Bridgewater progress could be hindered. Which means the moment Peterson moves on for any reason, the Vikings offense stagnates. We'll see if Zimmer and the Vikings really mean this or if this is a ploy to drum up interest for a Peterson trade.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson the last of his kind?    Sat Feb 13, 08:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was the only player to have more than 300 carries last year, and retired RB Emmitt Smith believes that if Peterson doesn't break the all-time rushing record, no one will.

Footballguys view: We agree with Smith. The days of the workhorse runner are gone, and there are only a few teams with true feature backs.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson posts fewer receptions    Mon Jan 11, 01:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson caught only 30 passes this season even though the team said they wanted to throw to him more often in order to reduce some of the hits he receives as a runner. He was targeted only 36 times, which was fewer than all but two seasons during his career.

Footballguys view: With Jerick McKinnon emerging as a fine running back himself, the team didn't have to use Peterson much as a receiver. Next season, we should continue to see McKinnon featured as a pass-catching and change-of-pace back behind Peterson.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson to work on ball security    Mon Jan 11, 01:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said his top priority this offseason will be working on cutting down on his fumbles. Peterson fumbled eight times this season and lost four of the fumbles.

Footballguys view: Peterson's fumble against the Seahawks turned the tide in favor of Seattle. The Vikings fought back, but missed a chip-shot field goal to win the game.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson held in check    Sun Jan 10, 05:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 45 yards on 23 carries during the wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Footballguys view: Peterson's fumble late in the game helped the Seahawks get the lead. The weather certainly played a factor as to why this was such a low-scoring game.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson will play    Fri Jan 8, 04:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) is listed as probable for the wild-card game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 10.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson practices    Fri Jan 8, 12:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) returned to practice Friday, Jan. 8.

Footballguys view: Just as we expected, Peterson would get some rest then get back to the playing field. It's going to be a cold day in Minnesota, with temperatures hovering around 0 degrees. That sure sounds like a day to pound the rock on the ground, and that's the plan the Vikings will have for Seattle on Sunday.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits Thursday    Thu Jan 7, 12:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) is out of practice Thursday, Jan. 7.

Footballguys view: It's just rest so he is fresh against a tough Seattle Seahawks defense. Peterson is one of the safer bets in fantasy this weekend and we would pay up for him in daily contests as well.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits out    Wed Jan 6, 05:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Footballguys view: Meh. It's Wednesday, and we're not that worried. Peterson should be ready to rock for Sunday's game at home against the Seahawks.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson secures rushing title    Mon Jan 4, 01:57 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) ran 19 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he added one reception for just one yard. His production was good enough to secure his third-career NFL rushing title.

Footballguys view: Peterson finishes with 1,485 rushing yards this year. After missing most of last year, nobody should be surprised that Peterson came back with a vengeance. We'll see how far he can lead the Vikings in the postseason.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson return to game    Sun Jan 3, 10:59 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) returned to the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers late in the fourth quarter.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson goes to locker room    Sun Jan 3, 10:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (back) went to the locker room in the third quarter of the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers due to a back injury. He is questionable to return.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson ready to run    Sun Jan 3, 07:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is active for the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson returns to practice    Fri Jan 1, 12:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder, ankle) returned to practice Friday, Jan. 1.

Footballguys view: Peterson is of course an elite running back this week for Week 17 Super Bowls, as the Vikings should give the NFC a preview of what they'll have to contain if the Vikings can keep a game on a low scoring track.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson doing individual work    Thu Dec 31, 01:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) was restricted to individual work without a helmet Thursday, Dec. 31.

Footballguys view: Expect a heavy dose of Adrian Peterson against a poor Green Bay run defense. Peterson is a solid RB1 start this week in a huge game for both the Vikings and Packers.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson not practicing    Wed Dec 30, 05:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Footballguys view: It's Wednesday, so we're not too worried about it. Watch for him to practice fully on Friday before trusting him as a fantasy starter (or DFS play) in Week 17 against the Packers.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson takes rushing lead    Mon Dec 28, 12:33 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed 22 times for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 game against the New York Giants, and he added one catch for 15 yards.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson active for SNF    Sun Dec 27, 07:28 PM

As expected, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is active and starting in Week 16 against the New York Giants.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson listed as probable    Fri Dec 25, 03:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 25, and he is listed as probable for the Week 16 game against the New York Giants.

Footballguys view: Play Peterson as you normally would. There's a little risk of re-injury or ineffective play, but running back is so thin now that you shouldn't get cute with this decision because of his status.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson not practicing    Thu Dec 24, 03:07 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) sat out of practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 24.

Footballguys view: Peterson needs rest, so this is nothing to be concerned about. We like him as an RB1 this weekend against a vulnerable Giants defense.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson limited    Thu Dec 24, 12:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) wasn't doing much during the open portion of practice Thursday, Dec. 24.

Footballguys view: We're sure that the Vikings will keep an eye on Peterson and the score, as if they make the playoffs he is a huge part of their plan to advance. We think he will put up RB1 numbers this week against a vulnerable Giants defense even if the team gets out ahead and he rests a bit in the second half.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson absent from practice    Wed Dec 23, 06:32 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson to remain focal point    Tue Dec 22, 09:30 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) will continue to remain the focal point of the offense, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. 'I don't particularly see us as a team that's going to be throwing the ball every play,' Zimmer said. 'That's just not who we are right now.'

Footballguys view: Peterson should remain the focal point. He got banged up last week against the Bears, but Peterson should resume his normal RB1 level of production for fantasy owners in Week 16.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson is alright    Mon Dec 21, 05:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) will be alright after suffering an ankle injury in Week 15, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners may not be alright if they started Peterson on Sunday. He finished the game with only 63 yards on 18 carries. Monitor his status during the week of practice, but if he's playing then we're playing him in championship week.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson unsure about MRI    Sun Dec 20, 09:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) said Sunday, Dec. 20, that he sprained his left ankle in the second quarter of the Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears. He returned in the third quarter, but still might need an MRI Monday, Dec. 21.

Footballguys view: Even if Peterson plays next week, it's very possible that he is limited by this injury. You have to play him if he's active, but this casts a shadow over the finals for teams that survived this guy by Peterson. He draws the Giants next week.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson quiet in Week 15    Sun Dec 20, 05:05 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) rushed for 63 yards on 18 carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 15.

Footballguys view: Peterson left for part of the first half and didn't look the same in the second half. His ability to help fantasy teams win titles next week against the Giants is in question.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson suffers minor injury    Sun Dec 20, 02:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's Week 15 game but is considered probable to return.

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  Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater better in shotgun    Thu Dec 10, 03:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has been better in shotgun than under center this year. He's thrown an interception on 2.0% of his passes on plays in shotgun compared to 3.3% when he's under center. Six of his eight touchdowns this year have come out of shotgun formation. However, RB Adrian Peterson is more comfortable with Bridgewater under center, as all eight of Peterson's touchdown runs have come with Bridgewater under center. Peterson is averaging 5.3 yards per rush with Bridgewater under center compared to just 2.2 yards per rush in shotgun.

Footballguys view: We know this. We assume the Vikings know this. Everyone knows this. However, as this offense has insisted that Adrian Peterson is the only guy who can run the offense effectively from behind a trashy offensive line. He cannot or will not take a handoff from shotgun or pistol formations so the offense has required Bridgewater to be under center. Couple that with offensive coordinator Norv Turner's insistence Bridgewater use 7-step drops and the quarterback is not being put in a position to succeed. The offense needs him to throw short, quick passes to get the ball out of his hands and until that happens, he will be unreliable as a fantasy quarterback. We certainly wouldn't start him against Arizona Thursday night. He's no more than a QB3/QB4.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson not happy with carries    Mon Dec 7, 12:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who was held to just 18 yards on eight carries in the Week 13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, hinted that he's not happy with his number of carries. 'As one of the leaders on the team, seeing how the running game has been all season, you definitely want to be able to go out and establish the run and let things feed off of that,' Peterson said. 'To finish with eight carries, it's tough. I feel like we're able to sit back, evaluate some things again and get back to what we do.' Peterson met with head coach Mike Zimmer after the game to share his concerns after receiving only 13 carries Nov. 22, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Last week, things were different as Peterson toted the rock 29 times. This week, they found themselves down 21-0 at halftime against Seattle. Peterson carried the ball the first two times in the second half but didn't have a carry after that. We expect things to be improved here, but falling down by three touchdowns is not a gamescript this team can come back from.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson held in check    Sun Dec 6, 05:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 18 yards on eight carries against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13.

Footballguys view: The Vikings offense was easily stifled by the Seahawks, who had been vulnerable against Pittsburgh and Arizona in recent weeks. They have to turn around and play at Arizona on Thursday. We'll start Peterson, but this game raises the spectre of a very low floor if the Vikings fall behind early.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson scores twice    Sun Nov 29, 05:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in the team's Week 12 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: Peterson is defying his age and defying the notion that running backs wear down with more work. For the second straight week, he finished off an opponent with a long touchdown run late. The Seahawks won't roll over as easily next week.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson leads in fumbles    Mon Nov 23, 01:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson leads all running backs with six fumbles on the season.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson held in check    Sun Nov 22, 09:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had 13 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown and lost a fumble in a 30-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 11.

Footballguys view: Peterson never got in a rhythm as the Vikings rarely got drives strung together against an inspired Packers defense. He's still a top 3 RB going into Atlanta this week.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to play    Fri Nov 20, 03:34 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is listed as probable for the Week 11 game against the Green Bay Packers.

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